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Measuring school segregation

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  • Frankel, David M.
  • Volij, Oscar

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Using only ordinal axioms, we characterize several multigroup school segregation indices: the Atkinson indices for the class of school districts with a given fixed number of ethnic groups and the Mutual Information index for the class of all districts. Properties of other school segregation indices are also discussed. In an empirical application, we document a weakening of the effect of ethnicity on school assignment from 1987/1988 to 2007/2008. We also show that segregation between districts within cities currently accounts for 33% of total segregation. Segregation between states, driven mainly by the distinct residential patterns of Hispanics, contributes another 32%.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 146 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 1-38

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:146:y:2011:i:1:p:1-38

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Keywords: Segregation Indices Axiomatic method Measurement Schools Education;

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  1. Carlos Gradín, 2013. "Conditional occupational segregation of minorities in the US," Journal of Economic Inequality, Springer, vol. 11(4), pages 473-493, December.
  2. Van Puyenbroeck, Tom & De Bruyne, Karolien & Sels, Luc, 2012. "More than ‘Mutual Information’: Educational and sectoral gender segregation and their interaction on the Flemish labor market," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 1-8.
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  8. Oscar Volij, 2014. "Segregation: Theoretical Approaches," Working Papers 1401, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.
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